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Monday, August 13, 2012

Regent Fun Run 2012

August 12, 2012
Accomplices: John Paul Reginald Pabalate, Ronnel Castillo Sunga, Kelyn AscaƱo Das (the birthday girl)
Venue: Bonifacio Global City

"Thought I'd be dead in the end.
But it was the other way around.
I felt even more alive."

I was afraid that this event might be postponed because of the recent heavy rains and flash floods experienced around Metro Manila and nearby cities. A major announcement and a notification from a friend ensured me that I will have a fun run on August 12, 2012.

Weather for this pas week improved. Announcement that event takes place rain or shine made me look forward to running again after not having any for almost two weeks (for a runner, that is too long). Other major races cancelled their scheduled events leaving Regent Fun Run 2012 the last event standing! To make things more in line with the recent calamity, the event featured a drop off tent wherein participants and spectators can bring their old stuff ad donate directly to Red Cross.


This event was anticipated as this is the first time Regent will be organizing a fun run for their 24th anniversary (probably a beta-test for the 25th anniversary fun run) and in my standards, this was successful.

Let me point out why:
Freebies - How often do we receive a pre-race loot? Registered runners were given a Regent Saver's Pack upon registration (see contents here) and upon finishing your category, you will receive yet another loot bag (see contents here) plus a medal and a finisher shirt (for 16k runners only)
Marshal/Photographers - Need I say more? Check out the Facebook Fan Pages of Running Photographers, TAKBO.PH, LeadpackGrupong Pagong RunnersSigue Correr RunnersVVLF Runners and pinoyfitness.com; looks like our marshals took some "happy pills" before the event, they were as lively as ever
Cause - this run is for the benefit of Red Cross and with the recent calamity, it just made this event more timely than ever
Hydration - abundant water and Gatorade for the 16k runners plus pineapple pie (replacing the traditional banana) at the 10k turn
Baggage Counter - service was good, I have not heard any complains as of this writing, have to check on that in the forums though

What was missing is the trash bins where runners are supposed to dump their used plastic cups after drinking. This is one item that needs to be addressed moving forward to be more successful.

Overall, it was a good race. It was nice to see a lot of my running friends, some are participants while the others were marshal and photographers. This is my first 16k experience (funny though, I have to first taste a couple of half-marathons before this) and it turned out to be okay. Now I realized I had to be  more prepared for the next half-marathons I will be joining. Good thing I have enough time for that.

Here are some pictures of me in action courtesy of running friends:


Starting Line Photo by Pinoy Fitness


At the 7th km. Photo by Running Photographers/Yani C


At the 7th km. Photo by Spongebob Runner


Walking towards the 10th km. Photo by Xtian Sunga


Last turn and few hundred meters photo by Yani C


Last few hundred meters photo by Kelyn Das

Last few hundred meters photo by Kelyn Das 

Last few hundred meters (almost there!) photo by

And here are some post-race pictures of me enjoying the event:


Proud finisher photo by John Paul Reginald Pabalate


With Mr. RUNtarantantan Bearwin Meiley :)


When everybody else left, I fooled around at the stage pretending to be the host for the event, photo by John Paul Reginald Pabalate


The reward when you finish a long distance category:
Bragging Rights! A finisher shirt and medal should say a lot :)

See you on future races guys! Remember, don't forget to say "Hi" when we meet at the road. Happy training and don't stop running!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Mga Klase ng Sweldo


Sibuyas Na Sweldo: Kapag hinati-hati mo na sa gastusin… mapapaluha ka.

Pampapayat na Sweldo: Habang tumatagal pakonti ng pa konti ang natitirang pang kain mo.

Magic Sweldo: Konti kumpas lang ng kamay at, VOILA!... wala na siya.

Mala-bagyong Sweldo
: Di ka sigurado kung kailang ito darating at/o kung gaano ito tatagal.

Korning Pelikulang Sweldo: Tinatawanan mo na lang para di ka mabwisit!

Konserbatibong Sweldo: Nakakawala ng inspirasyon!

Baog na Sweldo: Kahit anong trabaho ang gawin mo wala pa ring kalalabasan ito.

Reglang Sweldo: Isang beses isang buwan lang dumating at tumatagal lang ng 3 araw.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

(Late) MOVIE REVIEW: Born To Love You; Star Cinema

Image from: HERE

“Sinungaling ang mga mata, mas nagsasabi ng totoo ang puso.”

She was born for him. He was born for her.
 She was born to make his dream come true.
Para nga ba sila sa isa’t-isa?
 
Masyado na akong nahuhuli sa mga local movies. Noong May 30 pa pala ito ipinalabas. Kung hindi pa sinabi sa akin ng kasama ko sa trabaho na maganda ang pelikula at kumuha ako ng kopya, hindi ko pa mapapanood itong pelikulang ito :)

Sa simula pa lang nagkaroon na ako ng idea na ang pelikulang ito ay magiging "predictable" tulad ng mga local romace movies dito sa atin. Ang mga bida ay magkakakilala sa simula, may mabubuong conflict sa pagitan ng dalawang bida, magkakaroon ng realization at magkakagustuhan din sa bandang huli.

Natuwa ako sa mga opening lines ni Coco Martin. May laman. Maganda din ang background scene habang sinasabi niya ang kanyang mga linya habang duguan at puro sugat.

"Para kanino ba tayo gumigising sa umaga? Para ba sa pamilya? Para sa taong minamahal? O para sa sarili? Imposibleng wala. Dahil kahit gaano kahirap ang buhay, kahit gaano kasakit, mayroong nagpapasya sa atin. May rason tayo para gumising sa umaga. May dahilan tayo para mabuhay."

Sa bandang simula ng pelikula ay naging evident para sa akin ang magiging takbo ng rom-com (romance-comedy) na pelikulang ito. Mababaw lang ang kaligayahan ko at ang humor na dala ni Angeline Quinto ang naging isang factor para tapusin ko ang pelikula. Hindi naman ako nabigo. Masasabi kong "unlikely" ang pairing ni Coco Martin (Rex) at Angeline Quinto (Joey).

Alam mo na din na may gusto na sa isa't-isa ang mga bida. Sinusuyo ng lalaki ang babae (na nagpapakipot pa pero gusto na din naman) at mayroong "sweet" na mga eksena sa pagitan ng dalawa. Natuwa ako sa dalawang eksena - ang inuman ng dalawang bida hanggang makatulog nang magkayakap at ang "holding hands" sa eroplano (hinawakan ni Rex ang kamay ni Joey dahil natatakot siya sa pag-take off ng eroplano).



May mga nakuha din akong "words of wisdom" sa ilang mga eksena ng pelikula na kung ating i-analyze, masasabi nating may point ang mga "words of wisdom" na mga binitawan Narito ang ilan.

Ang umibig ang isa sa pinakamasarap na mangyayari sa buhay mo. Pero ang pag-ibig din ang magbibigay sa iyo ng pinakamasakit na pwede mong maramdaman.
 
My dahilan tayo para mabuhay. Para sa pamilya, sa sarili, imposibleng wala. Ikaw, para kanino ka nabubuhay?

Huwag mong tignan kung anong wala sa iyo. Tignan mo kung anung meron ka. Maraming nagmamahal sa iyo.

Wala naman langit sa lupa, basta pipiliin mo lang ang lugar kung saan ka magiging masaya.

Sa kabuuhan, maganda naman ang pelikula. Nalibang ako. Natuwa ako. Naniwala ako na mayroon pa ding "true love", yung walang iwanan hanggang sa huli, kahit anong mangyari at higit sa lahat, mayroong nakalaan para sa atin. Kailangan lang nating buksan ang ating puso at tanggapin ang katotohanan.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

You Are Doing It Right!

If during your workout you:

1. Are sweating
2. Breathing hard
3. Are making some ugly faces
4. Ache
5. Want to stop but want to keep going at the same time
6. Know you will feel it the next day
7. Want to chug a gallon of water
8. Feel good

...You are doing it right!

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